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Researchers at our laboratory [collaboration] imagined using light to capture a bacterium on a silicon chip. To this end, they designed an "optical nanocavity" light box in which the light is localized, bouncing back and forth between its walls. They then observed that once trapped by the light of the nanocavity, the bacteria interacted with it by modulating the resonance frequency of the nanocavity.
Thesis presented June 30, 2016 by Christophe Pin. PhD thesis available as a pdf file.
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